The Bill O’Brien era in Houston is over.
On Monday afternoon, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain first reported that the Texans decided to let go of O’Brien after a disastrous start of the season.
Texans owner Cal McNair has fired Bill O'Brien as coach and GM. Details to come on https://t.co/mIDjcbdCLC
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 5, 2020
Fans had been calling for O’Brien’s firing since the offseason when he traded away star WR DeAndre Hopkins and left the team without first or second draft picks next year after making an assortment of moves.
#Texans are 0-4
Don't have DeAndre Hopkins
Don't have a first-round pick.
Don't have a second-round pick.
Watson is there but what a mess.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 5, 2020
-traded DeAndre Hopkins for a second-rounder
-traded a second-rounder for Brandin Cooks
-gave Hopkins’s money to Randall Cobb
-traded away Houston’s two first-rounders
-signed Tunsil to a precedent-altering contract
— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) October 5, 2020
Texans have NFL’s highest payroll this year at $248 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2020
Texans fans took to Twitter to rejoice after learning the news of O’Brien’s firing.
City of Houston is celebrating tonight 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/Jzc6aKeY42
— long le (@long0204le) October 5, 2020
Texans fans sitting at 0-4 but Bill O’Brien is finally gone… pic.twitter.com/U6eSjrEMRb
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 5, 2020
— Dustin Page (@DustinMPage) October 5, 2020
Hallelujah, my fellow Texans fans this is a W https://t.co/Nbb4Hgo97p
— andrezzy (@ayanes95) October 5, 2020
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 5, 2020
— Majin Boof (@midrangejumpr) October 5, 2020
Bill O’Brien traded the best receiver in the NFL because of a personal feud and then started the season 0-4 and got fired. So Houston lost Deandre Hopkins for personal embarrassment and nothing else.
Being a Texans “fan” is an elite level of pain.
— Roosh (@RooshWilliams) October 5, 2020